Adirondack Museum Dog Days of Summer

Join the Adirondack Museum and, author of Marley and Me, John Grogan at the Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, August 4.

Posted: July 24, 2012, 1 p.m. EST

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Author John GroganExplore the Adirondack Museum and enjoy a variety of doggy demonstrations, programs, and activities with your dog!

New York Times Bestselling Author, John Grogan, will headline the annual event with a public program called "Marley & Me: What Man's Best Friend Can Teach Us About Being Human."  The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the museum's center campus. Dogs are welcome! In addition to the public program, there will be a question and answer session, and a book signing. Copies of Grogan's bestselling books will be available at the Museum Store.

The day will offer additional excitement for dogs and owners. Demonstrations include an introduction to clicker training, paddling with your dog, and water retrieving.  Visitors will meet hardworking North Country dogs and learn about their jobs in search and rescue, therapy, and racing.  Bill Smith, musician and storyteller, will share humorous stories about people and their dogs.

Your dog can also try out a rustic agility course and join the pooch parade and costume contest.  There will be category winners for the parade, and participation prizes for all. Gift baskets and certificates from your favorite pet stores are among the prizes!

When:

Aug. 4, 2012

Where:

9097 State Route 30,
Blue Mountain Lake, NY

How:

The event is free, but patrons and their pooches will have a special chance meet and greet with Grogan as part of two exclusive fundraisers for the Adirondack Museum. A luncheon ($75 per person) featuring tasty fare at The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake begins at 11:45 a.m.  Also, for those wishing to stay for the entire day, or just the evening, join Grogan at a cocktail reception ($40 per person) at 5 p.m. under the museum's Marion River Carry Pavilion. Both events have limited seating.  Reservations are currently being accepted online at www.adirondackmuseum.org or by calling (518) 352-7311.

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